Watering restrictions in place for summer months

HURON — Rain showers have ended, at least for now, and residents are being reminded of a watering restriction system that first went into effect for four months last summer.
Commissioner Doug Kludt on Monday said customers with odd-numbered addresses, ending with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, may water lawns, trees and landscaping on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Those with even-numbered addresses, ending with 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8, may water on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Watering for all addresses is permissible on Sunday. However, no watering is allowed on any day during the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Restrictions are in place from June 1 through September 30.
Hand watering of vegetation such as shrubbery, trees, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetable and flowers is permitted on any day and at any time if the water is applied by hand with a hose that does not leak and is equipped with a hand-held nozzle that automatically shuts off when released.
Waivers may be issued for new sod, newly seeded areas or any other use and for the use of wells or river or lake water.
Commissioner Gary Harrington had another reminder for residents: they should not mow their lawns with grass clippings going into the street as they plug storm sewers.
In other business, commissioners:
• Approved a $365,914 progress payment to Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. of Huron for street milling and overlay work on a number of city streets this spring. It was the first phase of the project, with the second phase to be done in September or October.
• Approved a request for abatement/refund of property taxes for 1150 Montana Ave. S.W. Structures were removed after the assessment date.
• Approved a request for alcoholic beverage consumption in a public area for a Purple & Gold event on Sunday at Voorhees Shelter at Splash Central.
• Approved a $5,100 quote from Clark Engineering for survey and platting services at the Southtown development for lots purchased by Greater Huron Development Corporation.
• Renewed an E911 services contract with Kingsbury County and also approved it by the board.


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